Showing posts from April, 2011

Carrot Souffle {like sweet potato casseroles are to Thanksgiving...this carrot casserole is to Easter!}

Carrot Souffle aka Carrot Casserole is the perfect side dish for Easter. It's reminiscent of the sweet potato dish that is a favorite on our menu for Thanksgiving and Christmas. During the Christmas Holidays, Jim and I had dinner with some of our dear friends, and this was one of the side dishes she served.

Bunny Buns {A Fun Way To Serve Rolls For Your Easter Dinner}

Bunny Buns , a cute way to wow the children at Easter dinner.  Just a little twist of the dough and sprinkles, you and your children can have everyone hopping around the table.  Giggles! I have been seeing these Bunny Bun rolls in the blog world for a while now, and I usually see them made with Rhodes Dinner Rolls.

Spicy Cajun Potato Salad {A Different Twist on Potato Salad}

Spicy Cajun Potato Salad is very easy to make and taste better when made the day before.  It has the perfect spicy kick but not too spicy with a secret ingredient. This recipe for Spicy Cajun Potato Salad came about from needing to use up some Yukon golden potatoes and green onions before they go bad.

Key Lime Pie Magic Cookie Bars {New Spin on the Magic Cookie Bars}

Key Lime Pie Magic Cookie Bars , super soft, gooey, decadent and have amazing flavors of Key Lime Pie.   Easter is just around the corner, and I had had this recipe for Key Lime Pie Magic Cookie Bars well before Christmas and never got to make them.

Easter White Trash and Cute Gift bags

If you are looking for an easy and quick  Easter  candy treat this year, you will want to try  White Trash  Candy  Re cipe  I make to celebrate each holiday.  The basic recipe for the trash is the same each time. I just change the color of the M&Ms for what holiday we are celebrating. For  Easter  I use the cute pink, yellow, blue, and purple M&Ms. What child doesn't love to get M&Ms in their Easter basket! You can't believe how this stuff is so delicious and highly addictive.  So to remedy that, I try to give away as much of it as possible.  I found these cute little Easter bags at Hobby Lobby this year and they were perfect to give it away in. The grandchildren especially loved them! Easter White Trash {} 24 oz. vanilla flavored candy coating (almond bark) 6 cups Kellogg Crispix cereal 3 cups round or square shaped pretzels 16 oz. M & M'S Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies, or Peanut Chocolate Candies, or Plain

Homemade Butterscotch Pie + the secret to keeping the meringue from shrinking when baked! {Granny's Recipe}

Homemade Butterscotch Pie , calling for brown sugar instead of white sugar and piled high with swirls of meringue.  Devine for butterscotch lovers out there! Again, another one of my Mother's pie recipes.  Most of you have never eaten at my Mother's table. To go on and on about her gift of baking pies seems a little prejudiced I know.

Easy Beef Tips in Mushroom Sauce

Easy Beef Tips in Mushroom Sauce are easy to prepare for company coming.  Let them hang out in the oven for four hours while preparing side dishes and dessert.   Some time back, a friend of mine shared this wonderful recipe for beef tips with me.  She said it comes from a cookbook called "Easy Does It Cookbook" by Carol Burns and Liz Miller.

Asparagus Spears with Sesame

I am so happy it is springtime because it means the arrival of asparagus season. Here is a Chinese recipe featuring asparagus, as a simple vegetable marinade or as an easy six ingredient salad, Asparagus Spears with Sesame. The asparagus is briefly boiled and submerged in ice water to cool completely and then topped with a flavorful dressing made with sesame oil, soy sauce, and sugar.  

Southwestern Mango Fruit Salad, {What Do You Think Makes This Salad Southwestern?}

Southwestern Fruit Salad came about from trying to come up with a fruit salad to go with a Southwestern Cornbread Salad that I was serving at r our church gathering.    I just started with the lusciousness of fresh mangoes and went from there. For the dressing, I mix two parts lime juice with one part agave and added a little cayenne pepper to give it a little kick.